SocialText license discussion--call for closure of arguments
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 21 01:14:28 UTC 2007
Rick Moen wrote:
> Notice that the GAP text (above) doesn't actually place any limit on the
> intrusiveness of the "display": It must be of "the same size". If
> that's a corporate logo in 500 point type, then all derivative works
> must include it unchanged.
> I submit that that clause as stated -- making allowance for the mangled
> English -- _does_ greatly impair commercial use for downstream users,
> for that reason alone.
It simply impairs all derivative work, and thus doesn't fully comply
with OSD #3
> It would be interesting to see a rewrite of GAP -- perhaps one in whole
> declarative sentences -- that more arguably doesn't impair commercial
> use. (There's nothing _inherently_ wrong with the idea of a mandatory
> advertising clause, per se.)
AAL's language, made gramatically correct and with an exception for
works without an interface, would be interesting.
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